Newsday: Mark Herrmann has Ted Nolan's comments about how important the upcoming games are and the privilege of playing in this league with how much fans have to save to attend games. Mike Comrie talks about how the club must go out there and play the best the can and establish a type of mentality and work ethic. Mark Herrmann makes his point the club should keep losing to have a shot at a franchise player in the draft.
Newsday: Greg Logan had another early blog with a full interview with Wade Dubielewicz who would like to resign with the club. He talked a lot about Rick DiPietro playing hurt and how well he played for the club this season and kept them in contention.
Newsday: Greg Logan's weekly Islander Insider on Zach Parise not being an Islander and his friendship with Kyle Okposo who had more on his debut and what he hopes to do. Ted Nolan and Snow being on the same page with trading Chris Simon to give him a fresh start and injury updates to Jon Sim/Andy Sutton with a few words on the Isles having fun with Jason Blake.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Funny how the Islander Insider is three days behind the Toronto papers covering the funny joke on Jason Blake or that it took this long to find out Ted Nolan wanted to give Chris Simon a chance for a fresh start.
As for Zach Parise the Islanders made a mistake in not drafting him. Having written that so did about eight other teams who had picks before the Isles passed on him and made the same mistake. I don't read anything from Mr Logan or anyone how the Isles made a mistake on not drafting Robert Nystrom the previous year and instead took Sean Bergenheim. The Rangers picked before the Isles and took Huge Jessiman and never hear a word about passing on Parise.
Credit the Devils, they traded up and made an excellent move but please bring up every team that left Parise sitting in the stands that day, not just one of several.
NY Post: Mark Everson of course covers the Devils which means no Islander centric coverage at the Post aside from a few words.
Boston Herald: John Connolly has a full feature on Islander prospect Doug Rogers with comments from Harvard head coach, former Islander Ted Donato as his club will face Cornell in the ECAC semifinals Friday.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio previews Bridgeport again at Worcester Friday night with captain Mark Wotton and Jack Capuano's comments on the playoff race and what the team needs to do from here in.